One of the most popular and sought after trekking routes in Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp sees thousands of visitors every year. This trek is most popular for its breathtaking scenery, expansive mountain views, and the ever changing landscape that takes you from tropical riverbanks in the lowlands, to lush rhododendron forests and dense pine forests, to barren high altitude landscapes. You’ll experience diverse local culture and world famous Nepalese hospitality along the way, and while any time of the year is suitable for this trek heavy snowfall can make this a more daring adventure from December to February.
- Imagine yourself surrounded by gigantic hills and mountains at Annapurna Base Camp as you find yourself in the heart of the Himalayas! This trek is guaranteed to reset your mind, body and soul as you surrender to the majesty of the mountains through your trek. While this is going to be a difficult adventure, the beauty of these mountains and the sense of achievement upon completing your trek is going to make it all worth it. And we promise you, nothing can beat that feeling of achievement!
- Our trail not only passes but also rests for an evening at Machapuchare Base Camp. Climbing of this coveted twin peak mountain is prohibited, but you are going to be able to witness the glory and grandeur of this fish-tail shaped mountain up close and personal. No other peaks can compare to its beauty, and you get to soak it all in for a whole evening!
- Take in the panoramic views of Annapurna Sanctuary, as you rest at Annapurna Base Camp. A high glacial basin at an altitude of over 4000 meters, you’ll be surrounded by the Annapurna Range, a ring of mountains, most of which are over 7000m. With the only entrance a narrow valley between the peaks of Mt Hiunchuli and Mt Machapuchare, where run-off from glaciers drains into Modi Khola River, the Sanctuary was not penetrated by outsiders until 1956.
- Get first hand experience of the unique Himalayan ecosystem. The trail winds alongside terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests and high altitude landscapes with the Annapurna Range in view most of the time. And if you’re lucky, sightings of rare and endangered species of animals like snow leopard and musk deer are not uncommon in the region. Other animals such as Himalayan tahr, blue sheep and a host of birds are found aplenty here.
- You are going to be travelling through some of the most picturesque villages in this region (perhaps the whole of Nepal!) - the Gurung villages of Chhomrong and Ghandruk. These villages host dramatic views of the mystical peaks of Mt Annapurna, Mt Machapuchare, Mt Gangapurna and Mt Hiunchuli, and also serve as the gateway to the Poon Hill trek.
- Speaking of Poon Hill, why not rise early with us and take an early morning side-trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill for some of the most spectacular sunrise views over the Himalaya mountains. Yep, it’s a super early morning, but you will never experience sunrise views like this again!
- Soothe away the tension and aches of your epic adventure with an afternoon dip in the hotsprings of Jhinu Danda. Fed by an underground thermal source, this is as natural as it gets! Don’t forget to bring a modest swimsuit.
Want to extend your trip so that you can enjoy some leisure time in Pokhara and experience some of the incredible things the lake city has to offer? Then Contact Us and ask for a customized itinerary!
There are so many activities to choose from:
- City Sightseeing - Visit Fewa Lake, enjoy a shopping spree, marvel at Devi's Falls, and enjoy the tranquility of the World Peace Pagoda
- Beautiful Sunrise view from Sarangkot
- A scenic mountain flight over the Annapurna ranges
- Paragliding (for the more adventurous at heart!)
- Visit a Tibetan Refugee Camp